KNOCKHILL Racing Circuit will host the largest ever event on the reverse direction circuit this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday the TCR Touring Car Championship will descend on the West Fife track for plenty of high-speed action.

Some 200 racers from all over the UK started arriving yesterday for pre-event testing ahead of a quality meeting.

It will feature the brand new TCR touring cars, four Caterham championships, Porsches, MX5 sports cars and the return of the young guns in the National Formula Fords.

Stuart Gray, Knockhill director of events, said: “We have been working with the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) for two years to bring this event north and with such a quality line-up of championships and numbers entered, we are going to be in for a real treat.

"It will be the largest event ever hosted on the reverse direction configuration of Knockhill, offering a new and unique challenge to all the drivers.

"Topping the bill are British Touring Cars Championships stars Aiden Moffat and former BTCC and Super Tourer racer Derek Palmer, who are racing their spectacular Alfa Romeo’s. "Add in VW Golfs, Hondas and SEATs, the TCR series has the promise in the future to become one of the biggest spectator events we host.”

The event will keep the race fans happy and Stuart said it's also good news for Dunfermline and West Fife.

He explained: “The full two days of racing will bring an entourage of some 1,500 people, many of whom will be in the Fife area for five nights, providing an estimated 6,000 bed nights of accommodation for the area and the resultant economic benefit that that will bring.

"It is great to see the London-based BRSCC return to Knockhill after 20 years, bringing such a high profile event.

"It really does add to an already impressive line-up of events this year, including the British Superbikes in July and the British Touring Cars in August.”

The 20 race programme starts at 1.15pm on Saturday, with qualifying from 8.30am, and on Sunday the remaining 12 races continue from 8.30am, featuring a unique grid walk for all spectators for the TCR racers prior to the second championship race.

Adult entry is £12 on Saturday, £20 on Sunday with a weekend ticket costing only £23 if purchased in advance.